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Allergic contact dermatitis to preservatives and fragrances in cosmetics

Tatyana Hamilton, Gillian C de Gannes
Skin Therapy Letter 2011, 16 (4): 1-4
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Cosmetics are an important cause of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Fragrances and preservatives are the two most clinically relevant allergens found in cosmetic products. Patch testing remains the gold standard for identification of causative allergens. Common cosmetic allergens are reviewed. Practical methods of allergen avoidance are also discussed.

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